Adriana Arellana Cruz was released Tuesday night and reunited with her three children after being detained nearly a month in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in the Henderson jail.
Even though the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting a stay of removal July 15, temporarily stalling her deportation, ICE wouldn’t release her. On Monday, immigration court judge Ann McDermott offered a release on a $5,000 bond.
“These stunning legal decisions despite ICE’s efforts to keep her incarcerated show that the Court’s do not agree with ICE’s actions or arguments to keep her behind bars,” Sull said in a statement.
The Arriba Las Vegas Workers Center, which has an Immigrant Bond fund, posted Cruz’s bond.
But the family’s story isn’t over. While Cruz was detained, her children, all U.S. citizens, were evicted from their home.
“There has been a lot of trauma inflicted on this family as well as an eviction; their lives have been uprooted,” said Cecia Alvarado, Nevada State Director for Mi Familia Vota. “We have to work for a community in which immigrants are supported and not targeted.”
Cruz’s next court hearing is scheduled for September.